Is hip-hop is officially too big for its britches? The answer is yes, according to The Soggy Bottom Boys.
The group shows us just how in the “Let ‘Em Drag” video. From the tradition of Spinal Tap and CB4, TSBB is a mock group formed by painters Fahamu Pecou and Fabian Williams with Victor “Massive” Bland of the StarChile conscious hip-hop collective – who also served as the video’s editor. The crew consists of Lil’ Travesty (Pecou), Yung Downfall (Williams) and Hopeless (Bland). For them, saggin,’ or wearing super-low slung pants, has given way to draggin’ – leaving one pant leg all the way out, so that it completely scrapes the ground. Hopeless breaks it down in his opening verse: “Get your swag on, wit’ ya drag on/make em’ ask why you even put pants on.”
The trio of creative cultural critics made the video as a comical means to give mainstream hip-hop a much needed kick in the pants. And they’ve taken it extra low – sartorially and satirically. They’ve even created their own label, Self D’Struk, whose motto is, “Hip-hop is dead ‘cause we killin’ it.”
“Let ‘Em Drag” is gut-busting hilarious. It’s enough to make General Larry Platt of “Pants on the Ground” fame roll around in his grave – only he’s still alive – and he’s probably LHAO watching The Soggy Bottom Boys pick up where he left off. The video is steadily picking up heat on the Internet: it has received over 67,000 views on worldstarhiphop.com and is also featured on Funnyordie.com.
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